A roundup of ways to work on and improve you lighting in isolation.
Philip Bloom (who also has a detailed video of his own crack at the Straight 8 challenge) suggests using your time at home to practice your lighting on the most patient subject possible (the demo starts at 7:42):
Brady Bessette demonstrates how you can create 8 Film Looks Using 1 Light:
You’ll find more lighting setups among these 15 cinematography hacks from Cinecom.net:
You can find a roundup of roundups – shooting, lighting, editing, and VFX isolation challenges – right here: